Average Architectural Designer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$56,170
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,000
Bonus
$2,900
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The average salary for an Architectural Designer in Washington, District of Columbia is $56,170.
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$46k
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$56k
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$79k
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MEDIAN $56,170
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Salary
$46k - $79k
Bonus
$505 - $4k
Profit Sharing
$700 - $5k
Total Pay
$47k - $78k

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Job Description for Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer Tasks
  • Produce CAD drawings, renderings, layouts and color boards for specific architectural design.
  • Compile data and perform dimensional and routine calculations required for the preparation of drawings and design layouts.
  • Research and develop design and product solutions and presents them for consideration.
  • Produce drawings and specifications that have been red lined by others.
  • Use technical manuals to ensure compliance with required codes and standards.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Architectural Designer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Architectural Designer
Design Architect
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Architectural Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Architectural Designer

Skills in Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 3D Rendering, Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk Revit Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Designer

An entry-level Architectural Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,255 based on 17 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,255 based on 63 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,812 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 6.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16.1% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.8% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 112 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.2%
Early Career
56.3%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
8.0%